North Shore has won the 2017 U13 Girl’s State Championship over the weekend at Blacktown International Sportspark.
13 teams entered into the championship, teams were placed into 2 pools with the top placed teams in each pool in with a chance of winning the state title.
After the pools Manly Warringah and North Shore were on top of each of their pools and would wait to see who they would face to play for a chance to move through to the final.
Penrith City (2nd Pool B) and Georges River (3rd Pool A) were the first eliminated. Sutherland moved through to play North Shore and Cumberland Nepean would face Manly Warringah with the winners into the Grand Final.
Cumberland Nepean won 6-3 over Manly Warringah whilst North Shore defeated Sutherland 6-1 to set up an exciting final.
In the final Cumberland Nepean got off to a great start scoring the only run in the 1st innings but then the Green Machine got their bats going and scored 5 in the 2nd and 3 in the 3rd to take a commanding lead. The 4th inning remained scoreless but in the 5th North Shore were able to add another run in the top of the inning to move to a 9-1 lead with Cumberland going into the bottom of the innings with a huge job ahead of them. North Shore shut out Cumberland Nepean in the bottom of the 5th to win the game 9 – 1 and remain undefeated over the weekend.
The winning North Shore Team was:
Jorja Baker, Brooke Fulton, Matilda Gibbons, Kendal Henderson, Emilie Huxley, Eliza King, Kirra McIntosh, Matilda Newman, Elena Slonim, Lauren Taylor, Zoe Taylor, Rhedyn Wong
Head Coach – Neridah Wearne, Assistant Coaches – Laura Ovens, Ellen Mighell, Desmond Chan, Managers – Fiona Taylor, Jenny Dodshon, Scorers Sonja Godfrey-Chan, Valerie Cooper
Thank you to everybody who helped out over the weekend especially Michael Paul (Jack of all Trades), Rochelle Sangster (DJ), Craig Richardson and John Black (GF Commentator).
It was also great to see Far North Coast in the championship after a long time away.
Final Placings were:
1st North Shore
2nd Cumberland Nepean
=3rd Manly Warringah and Sutherland
5th Penrith City
6th Georges River
10th Southern Districts
12th Central Coast
13th Far North Coast
For photos of the weekend go to the Softball NSW Facebook Page.